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New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
505-841-2800
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Ranked #10 of 125 Attractions in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums
Owner description: Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American Southwest through vivid displays including dinosaur models, ice-age cave replicas,... more » Owner description: Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American Southwest through vivid displays including dinosaur models, ice-age cave replicas, a naturalist center and a walk-through volcano. « less
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Massachusetts
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

There are plenty of dinosaurs including some out front which are good photo ops. You start on the second floor and work your way through time to the first floor. Nicely done. There is an interesting special exhibit on computer history on the first floor. Nice gift shop. There are some interactive things for kids.

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Tatum, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We loved everything about this place!! This is a place we will go to again and again..... The kiddos are 2 and 5 right now but this museum will hold the same magic when they are 12 and 15!!!!

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Fairfax Station, Virginia, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Wow! This was an unexpectedly excellent museum! The layout followed time from prehistory through current times. The exhibits were well thought out and very well executed. It was really a very pleasant surprise and a lot of fun.

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Cleveland, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
45 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I was very surprised by this small museum. The exhibits were interesting and many were hands on. There's a volcano exhibit that's really neat. Don't forget to check out the life size dinosaur bones and the fossilized foot print of a T-rex. Overall this museum was worth a stop.

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Seattle
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185 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A cool place to get your dinosaur on. The variety and quality of dinosaur exhibits reflects New Mexico's history as a prime location for paleontology. A great place to explore what Earth was like 200 million years ago.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We went to the museum on a Sunday morning. It was not crowded at all. We got a great parking spot and the admission was very fair. All of the exhibits were informational, with fun hands on stations in almost every area. It was the perfect size to see educational and fun things without feeling overwhelmed. Even the gift shop... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to the Museum but was disappointed that it was so small. We expected to see more. The exhibits are nicely done. But we were through it in about 1 hour. The gift shop was fun and full of cool stuff for kids and adults alike.

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Dallas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Had a day to myself and decided to explore. This is ABQ so its not the biggest museum but worth the time and money if you have it. Saw the Jerusalem exhibit and that was pretty cool.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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141 reviews 141 reviews
68 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Whether you're going just for the museum, or you're in Old Town shopping, just pop out the back of Old Town to the east and it backs up to the parking area. It's right there. From the beginning of time...or close to it, the museum takes you through all the history of New Mexico, as any good Natural History museum... More

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Wellington, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Finally someone put some thought into the flow and layout of a museum. The story of our earth is displayed on it's historical order. Unlike others wher you see ancient greece in a room next to a room of american craftsmen period. Many of the diplays are hands on and you are encouraged to touch. Wow i touched a dinosaurs... More

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